A blog that explores the limitless possibilities of a gap year

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In this online journal, EF Gap Year celebrates those brave individuals who dare to pave their own paths, find moments of learning in unexpected places, and continuously strive to expand their own universes.

19 April 2019 :     GAP ADVICE & TIPS     323 Views

Top 5 reasons guidance counselors recommend gap years

Gap years between high school and college are commonly viewed as a rite of passage in countries around the globe, especially in Europe. Slowly, parents and students in the United States are waking up and realizing the awesome benefits taking a step off the traditional path provides. However, while gap years grow more and more…

05 April 2019 :     AHA MOMENTS     395 Views

The (unexpected) ways I grew from my gap year

Count on growth and change If you’re considering taking a gap year you probably expect to see some changes in yourself on the other side. I certainly expected as much when I embarked on my gap year journey. A well-rounded gap year should result in growth and development in a number of areas. You might…

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22 March 2019 :     GAP ADVICE & TIPS     427 Views

A brief history of the gap year

The term gap year is thrown around a lot these days, but it’s important to understand exactly what it is people are referring to. Unfortunately, when a lot of people hear “gap year” they think of sitting on your parents couch and binge watching Netflix in lieu of freshman year. While some people might choose to…

01 March 2019 :     WHERE IN THE WORLD?     564 Views

Royal treatment for your Gap Year

Start your EF Gap Year in splendor—at Ashridge House   Ashridge House is a lavish former English country estate that has been home to Ashridge Business School since 1959, and Hult International Business School since 2015. Since its beginning in 1283, however, Ashridge has worn many hats; it was home to King Henry VIII, a…


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